Our Team

You’ll notice we take great pride in our buildings, grounds, and events at WinMock. But simply put, these things wouldn’t be possible without a carefully crafted team. Out of all the amazing things we have here at WinMock, our staff gets the most rave reviews. Until you can meet us in person, read below to get a feel for who we are.

Bill

Director of Sales - Corporate and Non-Profit Events

Bill's background is widely known to many in the Winston-Salem area.  After 26 years of co-owning and co-managing The Golden Apple, Bill's reputation as a professional chef as well as food and beverage expert is highly regarded.  That expertise, plus his knowledge of catering and special events, is now perfectly applied to lead WinMock's sales efforts in the corporate and non-profit markets.  Bill's creativity and passion for what he does is evident from the start.  WinMock is thrilled to have Bill in this role where he can continue this reputation of excellence.

Ericka

Conference Services Manager

Ericka comes to us with several years of experience in event coordination, food and beverage, and customer service.  Ericka’s role is to work closely with our corporate and non-profit clients to take their meeting or special event from vision to completion.  Her interaction with our clients includes detailed planning, budgeting, and creative assistance, as well as onsite guidance for our Operations Team to make sure every detail is perfect and every promise is kept.  She comments, "It is easy to fall in love with WinMock, because of its charm and whimsical, rustic atmosphere.  Taking our client out of their normal work environment breeds creativity, teambuilding and community engagement."  

John

Director of Operations

John’s background is rich with experience in organizing and executing the operational needs of a wide-variety of companies.  All of this has well-prepared John to take the reins of responsibility for what happens at WinMock to execute weddings, meetings, and events with excellence.  John’s team is responsible for event setup, staffing, building lasting relationships with trusted vendors, facility and grounds maintenance, and many other important duties that make the clients and guests experience the WinMock excellence standard that we thrive to maintain.  He has been with WinMock before its grand opening  and continues to be an integral part of WinMock’s success and reputation for outstanding levels of service to our guests.  

Laura

Weddings and Social Events Coordinator

Laura's role at WinMock is to take the vision of a couple for their wedding day and help bring it to reality.  As she comments, "They are sharing a unique, special moment with us, and I want to make sure we deliver every detail that has been part of their dream."  That involves great communication and organizational skills to make every detail perfect on their special day.  Laura understands the expectations and the demands of a wedding day as well as the opportunity to enjoy that day with all the family and friends assembled.  She brings joy, an infectious smile, and boundless energy to WinMock every day.  It's just another reason she is so good at what she does.

Rebecca

Director of Weddings & Social Events

Rebecca's passion for weddings is so evident from the moment a bride-to-be first meets her.  She combines a background in special event planning and her love of weddings to give WinMock an exceptional resource for brides on their special day. Rebecca sees her role as totally different than merely taking reservations for events at WinMock.  To hear her on a tour is to hear ideas for so many amazing ways to make each wedding and social event special and unique to the desires of the client.  It is evident that Rebecca's experience and creativity are so valuable to each of our brides.  WinMock is so fortunate to have Rebecca in this role that she loves so much.

Susan

Client Services Manager

Susan comes to WinMock with an MBA and significant experience in marketing and business development.  Her background in creating high quality client service programs and long-term relationships is primary to her role at our venue. “It’s easy to deliver great service once,” she comments, “but to do it every day, on a consistent basis, takes great people plus great systems.” Susan delights in serving each of our guests to create an exemplary experience at a unique property such as WinMock.  She loves being part of the WinMock team in the town where she lives, Bermuda Run. Perhaps most importantly, she loves working with a team that shares her personal values and principles of integrity and excellence.  

Wayne

Owner

With nearly 30 years in the events industry, Wayne has seen scores of venues, many of them among the most highly regarded in the world. When he first viewed the WinMock property, he recognized an opportunity to create a place that brought together the best of what he had seen in his travels. From this vision, a truly unique and historical venue was born in the American South. Wayne then brought the perfect team on board to make it work. The result is Carolina’s most unique event venue with an experienced event industry veteran at its helm.
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